Screening and selection of the winning sufficiency-based school for top national prize in recognition of its best practices

Background

In driving Sufficiency Economy education, the Sufficiency School Centre under the Foundation of Virtuous Youth coordinated with the country’s educational agencies with sufficiency-based schools under their supervision to select and submit the best-practice (BP) outcomes from those schools to the Centre for additional review and further submissions initially as regional performance outcomes based on supporting documents. Site visits for site-based assessments follow to determine if sufficiency thinking could be applied in the whole-of-school approach as evident in the submitted performance records. The selected regional submissions are then passed on to the national platform of sufficiency-based learning exchange forum on the study of “Together Learning: Sufficiency Living” where the winner of the top national prize for the best sufficiency-based school with best-practice outcomes is announced. The venue also provides a forum for knowledge exchanges among sufficiency-based schools.

Objective

Determined to encourage sufficiency-based schools to come up with best-practice outcomes, the Sufficiency School Centre under the Foundation of Virtuous Youth has enhanced its quality development to ensure their stability, sustainability and standards. Each must have in place a set of goals to make it strong and become a model for others. Almost all sufficiency-based schools serve as learning centres with the ability to disseminate to communities King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s work principles through his development projects and other royal initiatives, thus, the selection of results as a model sufficiency-based way of life. These, too, must have the attributes that can be promoted to make sufficiency thinking appreciated and applicable in communities and society at large.

Values and Benefits

The selected and chosen Best Practice Sufficiency school award was founded since 2014 in order to lead the philosophy of sufficiency economy toward educational institutes. Nowadays (2016), there are 21,126 had been certified as sufficiency-based which have the potential to become the local learning center all over Thailand. The award also intended to promote gradual but sustain growth by giving sufficiency-based schools the opportunity to publicize their works as role models or examples for other sufficiency-based schools, their community and even public society. Each example or role model selected had to represent the achievement in every factor; the institute, the executives, the educational personnel and especially the students. The students of sufficiency-based schools should not only have good understanding but also able to apply "philosophy of sufficiency economy" in their everyday life which was the most sustainable method

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